Rooftop

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Viking, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 199 pages
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Clay is committed to cleaning up his act. He's at Daytop, a drug treatment facility, working towards getting his GED and kicking his drug habit. Then one day his estranged cousin, Addison, shows up at the program. Addison's a bigger, bolder version of Clay: he's older, he's into harder drugs, and he's in more trouble.That trouble comes to a head one tragic night on a rooftop when Addison is shot by the police as Clay stands just a few steps away. Addison wasn't armed. He didn't deserve to die. But was he completely innocent? And what will prove more difficult for Clay—living a lie, or facing the truth?

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User Review  - Lorenzo Rollino - Goodreads

So in rooftop i thought this was a amazing book. It really showed what the dirty cops try to do to all the black people in the city. So when they wend up to the rooftop the two friends were smoking ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cobe Scroggins - Goodreads

This is a very good book. Its about a kid who goes to rehab and goes through a lot at the time Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Paul Volponi is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel Black & White. From 1992 to 1998, he taught adolescents on Rikers Island in New York City to read and write. Mr. Volponi worked at a day treatment center like Daytop teaching students and helping them prepare for the GED. Mr. Volponi lives in New York City.

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